Never before have the opportunities for conscious living been so plentiful, and never before has the need been so great.
Most of us are acutely aware that just by living and by doing business, we impact our planet. Despite our best efforts to tread lightly and responsibly on this earth, fossil fuels are burned, trees and habitats are destroyed, landfills are overflowing, and toxic pollutants are created simply as a result of our not so sustainable day-to-day life.
We believe that, given the chance, most everyone truly wants to make a positive contribution to their families, friends, themselves, and the world, and at GardenSimply we love giving people tools and resources for making positive contributions to sustainability.
Sustainability: To meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
A thoughtful balance between resources used and results gained.
Sustainable organic gardening starts with soil building. When crops are deprived of basic nutrients they languish.
Soil depletion of organic nutrients is one of the main causes of unhealthy plants and disease.
Organic gardening is growing without chemical fertilizers, naturally building the soil to support healthy plant life.
Successful soil building best addresses the soil´s long-term needs by remedying deficiencies organically. Chemical fertilizers add unwanted nitrates or salts to the soil, as well as leaving chemical residues in the food; and will, over time, damage the soil’s ability to provide what plants need to resist disease, insect attacks, and stress.
Hormones in milk, food poisoning, mad cow disease, antibiotic resistant bacteria in meat ¯ what´s happened to our food? And to make matters worse, the United States is now the fattest nation in the world.
Garden Simply is also a website designed to answer the questions that arise to issues surrounding today´s agricultural system and what is happening with our food. Read here if you are more interested in what is happening to our meat supply.
Here to read more about the differences between sustainable gardening and sustainable agriculture
Our goal is to help you understand the issues, offer suggestions on what you can do, direct you to more in-depth information, and introduce you to the exciting and hugely popular sustainable food movement exploding around the world.
- Organic soil building with compost pays for itself with increased plant productivity.
- Healthy plants grow more vigorously, taste better, store longer, and better resist insect attacks.
- They have greater resistance to the cold, heat, drought, and disease.
Rather than feeling hopeless over the problems with our food, Garden Simply has been created to reveal realities and help our readers magnify the possibilities of this growing healthy organic movement. After learning about the problems we´re all confronted with, you´ll be introduced to organizations, people and programs that are changing the way we think about food. But HERE, we’ll be teaching you methods and organic sustainable gardening tips to teach you how to raise your own healthy food!
We are at a threshold of growth in the shift toward sustainable food systems – we hope you’ll find the gardening resources here to guide your involvement. Together, we can create healthy compost rich soil, healthy organic food, healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet, for ourselves, our children and the generations to come. Join us as we discover new ways to eat healthy, garden smart, and enjoy food whose source we know! Raised the sustainable, organic way!